Freedom in the Dark

Devotional

By Warren Hardig MFM Global Ambassador

But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; the Lord hears when I call to Him. (Psalm 4:3)


In recent years, as a part of our work, we met an internationally known communist leader who came to faith in Jesus. He was highly educated and held a position where he was in high demand and under extreme pressure. Nevertheless, he graciously received a Bible from a fellow worker who was brave enough to give him one. He became very interested in what was in this forbidden book. So, in his flat, he pulled up boards in the floor under his bed and secretly hid the Bible there.

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His daily routine did not allow him to return to his home until late in the day. Uninterruptedly, before he retired, he went into his bedroom in the flat, pulled the shades to blacken the window to keep prying eyes from seeing in. Then, he carefully removed the boards under his bed, took the Bible, and crawled in bed with a flashlight. With windows covered and blankets over him, while using the beam of the flashlight, he began to read the Word of God in secret. While he was reading one evening, the Lord brought salvation to him. Not many ever learned of this leader’s faith in Christ because if they had, death would have been his sure reward. Therefore, he discreetly moved around the world with a guarded ability to share his faith in Christ. Our communist leader wanted to share his faith, but he could not. For most of us in the western world, we can share this faith in Jesus, but most of the time, we don’t.

We have learned that our communist friend is freer to share his faith and has taken the privilege to disciple others. He has been under the grace and protection of our Lord.

Let us remember the words of Jesus in John 17:18, “As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.”

Prayer: Father, help us to love You more than anything else and to share our faith in Jesus with everyone we can. Amen.

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